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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 August 2021

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Who led a team to make the Cumberland Gap, a way through the Appalachian Mountains, accessible to pioneers, who used it to journey into the western frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee?

A
Daniel Boone
B
Davy Crockett
C
Kit Carson
D
Buffalo Bill
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2

What country in Southeast Asia about 640 km (400 miles) northwest of Australia that occupies half of one island and two smaller ones, was colonised by Portugal in the 16th century, declared independence on 28 November 1975, was invaded by Indonesia 9 days later and became a sovereign state on 20 May 2002?

A
East Timor
B
Papua
C
New Guinea
D
Torres Strait Islands
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3

What do ostlers do?

A
Care for horses
B
Draw ale or beer
C
Collect fungi
D
Control crowds
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4

In what field is or was the art of Ralph Steadman, Thomas Nast, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson usually expressed?

A
Cartoon
B
Sculpture
C
Thread art
D
Mural
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5

In March 2016, the European Union agreed an arrangement with what country to reduce an increasingly overwhelming flow of migrants to EU countries?

A
Libya
B
Turkey
C
Egypt
D
Syria
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6

The London Marathon involves what?

A
Running
B
Car rallying
C
Cycling
D
Swimming
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7

The Mohs scale measures what?

A
Hardness of minerals
B
Softness of water
C
Elasticity of metals
D
Density of liquids
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